OPC UA Companion Specification

MTConnect-OPC UA is a set of companion specifications to ensure interoperability and consistency between MTConnect specifications and the OPC Unified Architecture (UA) specifications, as well as the manufacturing technology equipment, devices, software or other products that implement those standards. The specifications are developed by the MTConnect Institute and OPC Foundation via a joint working group.

Version 2.00 (June 2019)

The current release is hosted by the OPC Foundation and an OPC account (free) is required to access it.

Release Candidate 2.0RC8 (February 2019)

Version 1.02 Release Candidate (November 2013)

Version 1.00 Final (November 2012)

Nodeset & Demo Server

Download the nodeset files and additional supporting files and documentation on Github at https://github.com/mtconnect/opc_ua_architecture.

TCP server for testing and demonstration is at opc.tcp://opc.mtconnect.org:4840/

Resources

OPC UA for MTConnect (Webinar 26.02.2019) by MTConnect & OPC Foundation

Other OPC collaboration overviews by OPC Foundation and partner organizations: https://opcfoundation.org/resources/multimedia/

Joint Working Group/Integrators

The MTConnect-OPC UA companion specifications are developed by the MTConnect Institute and OPC Foundation via a joint working group. The group members are a mix of equipment suppliers, system integrators, and end-users.

Majik Systems
Matrikon
Purdue University
Siemens
Stratasys
TechSolve
TrakMT
Vimana
WAGO

AMT
Beeond
BRL Consulting
CCAM
FAC&T
FANUC
GE
Hardinge
Kellenberger
Lockheed Martin

What is OPC UA?

The OPC Unified Architecture (UA) is a platform independent service-oriented architecture. 

The OPC UA information modeling framework is extended by the MTConnect Institute and many other organizations. MTConnect's industry standard information model fits between vendor information models and the OPC UA base (information access, transport, discovery, security, robustness)

 
Source: "Unified Architecture." OPC Foundation. https://opcfoundation.org/about/opc-technologies/opc-ua/

Source: "Unified Architecture." OPC Foundation. https://opcfoundation.org/about/opc-technologies/opc-ua/